NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information, today announced financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2009.
"Our reported results mark another quarter of strong financial and operating performance," said Wayne Gattinella, President and CEO. "In the face of a generally challenging media environment, WebMD continues to expand its audience, revenue and operating margins. We are seeing strong momentum in our business and are excited about the opportunities for growth ahead of us."
Revenue for the third quarter was $111.6 million, compared to $96.8 million in the prior year period, an increase of 15%. Earnings before interest, taxes, non-cash and other items ("Adjusted EBITDA") for the third quarter was $33.1 million or $0.56 per share, compared to $25.5 million or $0.43 per share in the prior year period, an increase of 30%.
Income from continuing operations for the third quarter was $12.6 million or $0.21 per share, compared to $10.0 million or $0.17 per share in the prior year period. Income from discontinued operations was $0.2 million in the third quarter, compared to $0.8 million in the prior year period. Net income for the third quarter was $12.8 million or $0.21 per share, compared to $10.8 million or $0.18 per share in the prior year period.
WebMD's print directory business, Little Blue Book, was sold on September 30, 2009 and is reflected as a discontinued operation in the Company's financial statements for current and prior periods.
Public portal advertising and sponsorship revenue was $89.4 million for the third quarter, compared to $74.7 million in the prior year period, an increase of 20%. Traffic to the WebMD Health Network continued to grow strongly,
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